Lepanthes isochila Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Winter

Common Name The Equal Lipped Lepanthes [refers to the similarity of the synsepal to the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, rigid, thick, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, loose, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence .

"This species is distinguished by the thick, rigid, elliptical leaves surpassed by a loose, successively flowered raceme of bilabiate flowers. Except for the minutely bifid apex of the synsepal, the dorsal sepal and the synsepal are triangular and acute of the same dimensions. The sides of the blades of the lip are deflexed above the middle. The appendix is triangular and concave." lUER 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 20(2): 196–198 Luer & Escobar 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;